CAUSE AND PREVENTION OF STRESS RELIEF CRACKING IN QUENCHED AND TEMPERED STEEL WELDMENTS

The paper reviews the causes and characteristics of stress-relief cracking, i.e., intergranular cracking in the heat-affected zone that occurs during the exposure of welded assemblies to the elevated temperatures produced by postweld heat treatments or high-temperature service. The findings presented are based largely on work at the Homer Research Laboratories with quenched and tempered steels. Means for preventing cracking during fabrication and service are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Meitzner, G F
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  • Accession Number: 00032660
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1972 12:00AM